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Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1630-1673), Statesman

Sitter in 6 portraits
Clifford was the most resolute member of the Cabal ministry, pursuing a steady pro-French policy. He signed the secret part of the Treaty of Dover - accepting a subsidy from France in exchange for the conversion of England to Catholicism - in 1670, and was created Baron and appointed Lord Treasurer in 1672. As a Catholic, he was barred from office by the Test Act (1673), and he died shortly afterwards.

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Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1672)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 204

D33447

Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

by William Holl Sr, after Harold Crease, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D33447

D33448

Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

by William Holl Sr, after Harold Crease, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D33448

D33449

Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

by Edward Scriven, after Samuel Cooper
stipple engraving, 1819
NPG D33449

D20324

Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

by Edward Scriven, published by James Carpenter, and published by Colnaghi & Co, and published by Anthony Molteno, after Samuel Cooper
stipple and line engraving, published 1 January 1820 (1672)
NPG D20324

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Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1 October 1834
NPG D29408